Whew. I didn’t come here for a technical lesson.
Right you are. Let’s get back to the fun stuff.
The practical upshot of all this jiggery-pokery is… well, just look at it. It’s nearly 30cm wider than the standard Hilux it’s built on, and more than 20cm taller. It’s also more than 300kg heavier – a nice round 2.4 tonnes – which means disc brakes replace the rear drum brakes.
There’s a 2.8-litre, four-cylinder diesel underneath the raised ‘power bulge’ in the bonnet, a snorkel that ensures a wading depth of about 40,000 leagues, and enough light bars to act as an artificial sun during an eclipse.
And the makeover continues out the back, with a custom space frame holding spare fuel and recovery gear, as well as a fire extinguisher, should you get things really wrong.